Visiting Chichester

Chichester is a great place to stay whether you are looking for city culture, or a base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, or coastal areas of West Sussex. There is a good selection of bed and breakfast accommodation options available, some of which are in the centre of Chichester, while others are in the surrounding areas, but still within easy reach of the city centre.  There are some great opportunities on offer, and here are just a few of the options.

Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester: Ensuite and standard rooms available at this university campus, with breakfast served in the university restaurant.
The Old Store Guest House: Located within easy reach of Goodwood and all its attractions. A Georgian flint and brick house in Halnaker, also close to the South Downs National Park.
The Old Railway Station, Petworth: A unique opportunity to stay in an old railway station. The elegant accommodation is in both the station house, and restored Pullman carriages. Dating back to 1892, it was featured in the Good Hotel Guide 2013.
Sea Crest, Bognor Regis: Just yards from the sea, located in the West End area of Bognor Regis, and close to both Chichester city centre and Arundel.
Good Hope Bed And Breakfast, Bosham: Just one room available here, but it’s located in a charming house, in a small village that’s well worth exploring. Bosham is located on an inlet of Chichester Harbour, and has a ‘Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ designation. It’s a popular village for walkers, sailors, photographers, artists, and of course birdwatchers and naturalists.

Decided to stay at a Chichester bed and breakfast? Then you’ll be spoilt for places to visit in this Sussex city, which includes the stunning cathedral. Chichester Cathedral has stood in the centre of the city, welcoming a congregation from East and West Sussex for over 900 years. It’s open all year round to visitors, so you can take in different periods of architecture, modern artworks, stained glass and more, which you can look around at your own pace, or take one of the regular guided tours.

After your visit why not find the Tudor Market Cross, where the four major thoroughfares intersect, and people meet and rest, before exploring the rest of the city. Other attractions include Pallant House Gallery, and the Chichester Festival Theatre, which has a year round programme featuring dance acts, to musicals, and comedy, alongside straight theatre. For more culture check out the Novium museum, one of Chichester’s newest attractions, or if culture isn’t your thing, why not explore the range of chic high street shops, department stores, and specialist shops on offer in the city centre.  When you’re hungry, a mix of cafes, casual al fresco and bar dining, pubs, and fine dining restaurants will cater for every taste.

Chichester caters for the active types as well, and with the South Downs National Park nearby, there are plenty of opportunities for walking, horse riding and cycling, along with other activities such as water sports, zorbing and paragliding. You could tackle the South Downs Way, or get on your bike and take in one of the 11 routes West Sussex County Council suggests. This is just a snapshot of some of the activities available in Chichester, and the mix of accommodation available. A stay in Chichester is what you make it though, whether you opt for a modern bed and breakfast in Chichester city centre, or choose to stay in a unique property in the surrounding countryside.